jason tyler burton

Date Night at the Dairy Queen

Kentuckian


Lyrics

"Date Night at the Dairy Queen"

We’ve got two first baptist churches and three dollar stores
And down by the empty Walmart they’re building one more
In this town you’ve never heard of
You can’t get any further from free
But it’s where I come from and you ain’t gonna take that from me

Well our daddys worked the coal mines and mommas served the lord
Back when the coal company owned the one grocery store
In this town you’ve never heard of
Get off the parkway and head east
Where folks from the city call us a bunch of backwards in-breeds

So why then did they steal our culture and try to sell it back to us
80 dollar flannel shirts and so called country music
In this town you’ve never heard of, we know how to live just like kings
On disability checks, and date night at the Dairy Queen

But oh Lord… oh Lord I’m so tired
Of bouncing between
Pride and Despair
For this sad state of affairs

Well we grow our own veggies, make our own amphetamines
But our number one cash crop, is crushed hopes and dreams
In this town you’ve never heard of, we say go off and get your degree
But come home on the weekends, because you know that you never can leave

And oh… To tell you the truth
There’s no place I’d rather be
Than here in these trees
In this town you’ve never heard of
Where you can’t get any further from free